Beyoncé Reveals Blue Ivy Used Negative Comments About Her Tour Performances as Motivation

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

In her new concert film, Beyoncé shared her thoughts on her daughter joining her onstage during her Renaissance World Tour.


Even Blue Ivy is not immune to internet commentary. In Beyoncé’s new concert film, the singer disclosed that her older daughter was affected by online critiques of her dancing after joining her onstage for several stops on the Renaissance World Tour. Beyoncé shared that Blue Ivy, 11, read negative comments after her first surprise appearance in Paris in May. Determined to prove any naysayers wrong, Blue Ivy devoted herself to working even harder on her dancing.


Beyoncé also admitted that initially, she was not keen on the idea of her daughter joining her onstage at all. Originally, the plan was for Blue Ivy to make just one onstage appearance, and even that wasn’t something Beyoncé was thrilled about. She mentioned in the film that performing in front of thousands was no place for an 11-year-old. Beyoncé revealed that she almost passed out the first time her daughter joined her onstage. In the early conversations, Beyoncé recalled, “She told me she was ready to perform, and I told her no,” as reported by The New York Times.

The improvement in Blue Ivy’s dancing skills throughout the several months she toured alongside her pop star mom did not go unnoticed by fans. In September, a TikTok compilation compared her dancing at her first show, where she was quite timid with the moves, to how confident she appeared during a later show in Houston.

“Seeing her confidence grow throughout this tour has been such a treat,” one user commented on the video.

“Watching her confidence grow throughout the tour has made me so proud! She’s improved so much🥹🥲,” another fan said.


Blue Ivy’s grandmother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, shared in July with PEOPLE that her granddaughter’s confidence had soared “to the sky” since her first performance.

“She is 11 years old, and she had one week to prepare, and she’s just getting better and better,” said Knowles-Lawson, 69. “So I’m the proud grandma, always.”

She playfully remarked, “This is a heels family. You’re trained early to walk in heels,” before expressing her pride in Blue Ivy, saying, “She’s having the time of her life, and I couldn’t be more proud of her because she really worked hard.”


JAY-Z, 53, expressed his pride as well, telling Gayle King on CBS Mornings last month, “I still get goosebumps seeing her walk onstage.”

“She’s been born into a life she didn’t ask for. So since she was born, she’s been in scrutiny and the public eye and everyone having an opinion of even a little girl, how she keeps her hair,” he said. “So for her to be on that stage and reclaim her power, and the song is called ‘My Power,’ you can’t write a better script.”